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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Blossburg Newsman & Bear Collide On Route 15



FIRST News Now
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VEHICLE VS BEAR
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Late Wednesday evening, May 17, 2017, Mansfield, Blossburg fire crews, as well as, state police and an ambulance from Mansfield responded to a single motor vehicle accident in Covington Township around 11:30PM.

49 year-old, Lonny Frost, of Blossburg was traveling south along US Route 15 Highway when a small black bear entered the highway after crawling under the guardrail on the right side of the highway.

According to state trooper Matthew Podolinski, Frost was traveling approximately 70 mph when the bear came out into the roadway. The right side of Frost's van struck and ran over the bear. The van came to a rest a short distance from where the bear was struck.

Frost was checked out at the scene by the Mansfield ambulance crew, however, Frost signed a refusual and was able to drive the damaged vehicle to Blossburg. The vehicle received right front end damage to the bumper, headlight and damage to the underside of his vehicle.

The bear was killed instantly in the accident.

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

Whats the speed limit on that road?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone check that section of the highway to see if there was a bear crossing sign, if so its needs moved to a safer location!

Anonymous said...

Speed Limit on US 15 in that area is Posted at 70 mph.

Anonymous said...

poor thing.... still, if you are from that area, know its wildlife population, and its dark,,,, SLOW DOWN.

Anonymous said...

we have to many bears,they are looking for their favorite food source [ fawns ]. the deer population in the big woods is DOWN. PGC needs to bring the bear numbers down. you can't feed the birds or deer or turkey in the spring or fall. my suggestion is have a longer bear season or a concurrent buck and bear season.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure we'll see a police report in the next few days which states "known actor" or "known victim", No charges filed. (since state police can tell how fast a vehicle is/was traveling based on the scene). What a joke.